From LifeSiteNews we read of Father Richard Terdine of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. He admitted to giving a 16-year old boy condoms and pornography. Yet he remained active in priestly ministry until just a few months ago. In the nearby Diocese of Allentown, Father Kevin Lonergan was arrested just weeks ago for sending nude pictures of himself to a 17-year old girl and assaulting her. He committed these crimes just last year.
So how do Cardinal Wuerl and others pretend that clerical sex abuse ended "decades ago"? How do they pretend that this "Dallas Charter" and other overly-vaunted protections are working?